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m a r c h 16 | 3. - 9.

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"Heya Girls!"
What’s going on when mothers turn into cats and trees put on boots to go on a walk? Exactly! The Tricky Women are in town. The only European film festival that exclusively dedicates itself to women’s cartoon film making this year presents more than 160 movies in the cinema Metro Kinokulturhaus – and makes pixels, dolls and clay figures dance across the screen. Modern Cinderellas and pioneers of the scene show really strong and authentic animation stuff: “Don’t tell Mom“ is a colourful sex education film from Japan, “War in Peace“ an East-West drama with a woman in between and the Hungarian flicker “Hobart” tells the story of a flying pig and other mysteries. In contrary to real films, animations don’t give a damn on logics and the laws of nature – if you are up for some phantasy, you should plan a short vacation in the cinema as of Thursday.
Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Tricky Women, Metro Kino, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. March 2-6. 8 €/programme series. Web

P.S. Hurry up and win handmade lu backpacks until March 10! Here
Cover: Tune Sugihara
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Sale at Plain Manufakturwaren
Insider tip for decoration aesthetes! Sale alarm at the Plain studio in the19th district! Currently the stock is being cleared, in order to make room for the new spring and summer collector’s items. Of course, the store of “fine things for the table” was already Shop of the week! Now you get 30% off on many of the stylishly designed, handmade goods that were all selected with love! For example: precious pottery, very nice tableware, cool metal objects and textile decorations. All pieces come from young international labels and small manufacturers. Only until March 13!
Plain-Studio, Peter-Jordan-Straße 6, 1190 Vienna. Until March 13. Wed+Thu 15:00-19:00. Web
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Wake up and Dance
This is how a happy day starts: with free and cheerful dancing! And without complicated choreographies where less talented dancers give up after the third sequence of steps ;-) Dance instructor Aurelia Staub offers morning dance training exclusively for women where they can just shake to their hearts’ content! One time they shake themselves in a good mood to drum music, then they float through the room like elves to dreamy classical music. There are some individual set moves, but often people just improvise – always geared to the group’s needs. You can join in any time!
beat1060, Millergasse 42-44, 1060 Vienna. Thursdays 8:30-9:30. 15 €. Web
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Katie Kern
Katie Kern is the woman with the great voice who always takes along her guitar and her self-penned country rock songs. The Styrian musician learnt her trade not only in the Vienna Konservatorium but also directly in the country music Mecca, in Nashville/ Tennessee. She lives there for several months a year to listen to the great figures of the scene and to write songs. Her new CD “It Is Gonna Work Out“ will be released tomorrow, tonight she presents her masterpiece with earthy grooves and poetic lyrics in a concert. Listen here!
local, Heiligenstädter Straße 31, Bogen 217, 1190 Vienna. 20:00. 7 €. Web
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pop-up store: Marithé + François Girbaud
The CitySpotterGirl loved them! The non-crease, timeless and indestructible fashion pieces of the cult brand Girbaud, which have no longer been available in Austria for what seems like an eternity. Now, a miracle has happened: A huge range of original Girbaud pieces of previous collections and the stock is now offered in a pop up store in the 1st district! Including lasercut pants, casual high-tech T-shirts (from 70 €) and super chic coats with elaborate details (around 300 €). Some similar labels such as “Alma Libre“ are also available. Only until March 26!

Girbaud pop-up Store, Brandstätte 7–9, 1010 Vienna. Till 3/26. Mon-Fri 10:00-18:30, Sat till 18:00. Web
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Material sale at LadenKonzept
Some people weave owls out of macramé after a stressful day, others completely relax and meditate back to balance when knitting granny socks. Either way, haptic DIY is in high demand and passionate craftspeople and tinkerers can make a find at the material market in the art and craftwork paradise “LadenKonzept“ today. Leftover pearls, fabrics, paper, tools, paints, wool, glasses and other material treasures wait for new creative ideas. And everything is super cheap! If you're out of new ideas – you’ll find them en masse here!

LadenKonzept, Kolingasse 10, 1090 Vienna. March 4, 14:00-19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Luiza Margan | notwithstanding
Installing art in public space doesn’t always work without frictions. Luiza Margan, a young artist living in Vienna, dedicated her new exhibition “notwithstanding“ to this often conflict-laden topic. She approaches the dispute between consent and resistance with an installation composed of a video work and different objects. So she shows, for example, how her Mexican artist colleague Maya Santiago mounts sculptures of a traffic island – symbolic of one of many forms of spatial appropriation.
MUSA Startgalerie Artothek, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage March 3, 19:00. Until April 7. Free entrance. Web
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 Mario Baumgartner
1st Art flea market “Saturday Art“
A new flea market has taken up quarters in Vienna! Not far away from the legendary gigantic Tingeltangel at Kettenbrückengasse – in the “Spektakel” – where vintage enthusiasts now rummage in “real” art every first Saturday of the month. On the tables and on the walls you’ll find affordable collector’s pieces and true secret bargains of young artists – from paintings and sculptures to photographs and old sketches. Loads of wild and beautiful pieces, such as hip coin machine portraits by Julia Makoschitz. Plus: breakfast specials and a trendy selfie-painting-machine from the USA!
Spektakel Wien, Hamburgerstraße 14, 1050 Vienna
. March 5, 9:00-16:00. Free entrance. Web
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Offline Day
The CitySpotterGirl is offline then! Namely, behind thick monastery walls, in the middle of woods and meadows, completely without phone and Internet. The thought of this time-out alone immediately brings relieve. On the 8-hour-offline-day by the pedagogue and “silence expert” Silke Scharf we may be silent, meditate and silently discover our inner selves to our hearts’ content. There’ll be communal lunch and for the ultimate (deep) relaxation each day-hermit will be treated to a short massage. Do not wonder if the next newsletter appears later than usual :-)
B.R.O.T. Kalksburg, Promenadeweg 5, 1230 Vienna. March 5, 9:00-18:00. 90 €. Please register. Web 
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 Katharina Ferner
MachArt: Lookbook and Vernissage
Even Karl Lagerfeld started at a young age and on a shoestring. The future graduates of the fashion school Herbststraße are in the same situation. Together, they form the collective “MachArt” and present their debut works today. Not in yet another fashion show, however, but in the form of a video and lookbook presentation. Early birds should put out feelers, one of the 17 neo creative heads may be a true star of tomorrow! Visitors will also be presented with a collection by Makbule Atak or elaborate zipper pieces by the “Zip Art“ trio. They celebrate with Champagne, snacks and poetry rap!
Vintage Stadl, Berggasse 29, 1090 Vienna. March 5, 20:00. 17 €. Web
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 Rudi Klaban
Crazy draisine race in the Prater
3, 2, 1 take-off – that’s the motto at the tracks of the traditional miniature railway in the Viennese Prater today. Venturous pilots take off in their self-constructed draisines and hope for a whooping and cheering audience! It’s not only about speed, but creativity is required as well when it comes to vehicle decoration and performance. If you feel like moving up and down the handle-pump-like lever yourself (which is true muscle work, by the way), just participate in the public drive. Admission is free, fun is guaranteed. And next year, we’ll participate ourselves ;-)
Miniature railway, Prater 99, 1020 Vienna. March 6, from 11:00. Free entrance. Web
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Chili & The Whalekillers
Who cares, the band gets a huge Iceland bonus from the outset, 'cause Icelandic music somehow always sounds Björk-beautiful and elf-charming ;-) The melodic Viennese part of the 5-people combo is also worth listening to! All in all, Chili & The Whalekillers make good mood pop, crazy psychedelic sound and dreamy indie folk. If you have no idea what this sounds like, listen here or pilgrim to the live concert at Chelsea tonight. It’s not without reason that their single “Turn” was number 3 in the Iceland charts in 2014. And they're handsome, too!
Chelsea, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, U-Bahn Bögen 29-32, 1080 Vienna. March 6, 22:00. 10 €. Web
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 Wien Museum
The Viennese Werkbund estate
Hardly anyone knows that 64 architectural gems of the 30s can be found in the middle of Lainz! 30 national and international architects (and one female one) committed and realised their modern living visions about family homes under the guidance of Josef Frank (yes, the textile master mind). For example, André Lurçat in Veitinger-Gasse 87 or Richard Neutra in Woinovich-Gasse 9. Today you get the chance to walk around the timelessly simple, highly functional and now privately occupied houses of the former show house estate.
Meeting point: Veitingergasse/corner Jagdschlossgasse, 1130 Vienna. March 6, 14:00. 15 €. Please register. Web
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"The taste of the world"
Great cause! Women living in women’s shelters often walked through hell. In order to recharge their batteries and gain new love of life, they often just need to do simple everyday tasks, such as communal cooking, eating or collecting recipes. The latter was done for the 1st women’s shelter cookbook, which now includes dishes from all over the world – from Danish Smørrebrød to Siberian Pelmenis. Top chefs like Lisl Wagner-Bacher and Stefanie Herkner added the culinary final touches. The book will be presented today: Everyone can join, but please register.

Studio 44, Rennweg 44, 1030 Vienna. March 7, 19:00. Free entrance. Please register. Web
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Burgenland wine at Hofburg
Alarm, alarm, vine louse alarm! After the cookbook presentation we continue taste-intoxicatedly with the presentation of exquisite wines from Burgenland. Around 700 young, but also mature white, red, ice and Botrytis desert wines from more than 140 (!) renowned vintners are presented for degustation. And since 2015 was a climatically perfect year, you should definitely have a proper meal before the tasting ;-) For example: delicious “hammer meat” of the ham manufacturer “der tschürtz“ or farm-gate delicacies of “Ein Stück vom Paradies“. Cheers and enjoy!

Hofburg, congress centre, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. March 7, 15:30-20:30. 15 €. Web
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Viennese Women’s Day 2016
Yes, this is how we like it! Today, the town hall is completely henpecked by women for a change, with many free offers from consulting to dance – and an interesting vernissage. The exhibition “Vienna. City of Great Daughters” foregrounds extraordinary Viennese women and their activities. In the festivities hall you may inform yourself on the labour market or on women’s policy and in the Vienna library you may join a guided tour on “women’s biographies”. The DJane collective Brunhilde provides for a festive-buoyant finish in the hall of arms. Find more tips around Women’s Day on the portal!
Town hall, entrance Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna. March 8. 15:00-22:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Goya © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Party, Party! Who wants to join the birthday party? Be it on the dance floor or at the feast – Europe has been good at celebrating since the Late Middle Ages and today Vienna joins the celebration! The Museum of Art History celebrates its 125th anniversary and invites to a special exhibition: countless pieces were dug up, everything revolves around celebrating and being happy. Goya’s aristocratic youth is playing blind man’s buff, Bruegel’s dancing farmers raise a glass. And even Alexander McQueen participates with one of his fabulous, extravagant outfits. What a crowd!
Museum of Art History, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. March 8 - September 11, Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-21:00. 15 €. Web
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 Shamrock Dance Company
Whiskey, bagpipes and Celtic Folk ensure lively (dance) mood at Brick-5 today. To get in the mood for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and to commemorate the Irish Easter Rising of 1916, they come up with lots of of revolutionary music acts and typical live concerts. Amongst others, they sing and play Gaelic songs, Irish classical music jewels and traditional bagpipe tunes on “Uilleann Pipes“. On board: the Celtic Folk Band “Gealach“ and the Shamrock Dance Company tap dancers. In case of signs of weakness, order Irish stew and go on rocking!
Brick-5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna. March 8, 19:30. 18 €. Web
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„Familie Tót“
Shakespeare is probably turning in his grave, because in the new theatre play of the theatre association MAA all roles, even the male ones, are played by women. This fact alone makes it a friendly play, but the plot and the actresses are impressive as well. The cult tragic comedy by Istvan Örkeny tells the story of a major who needs to recover from war and settles down exactly with a family who wants to save their son from his company. Subservience meets cunning and trickery and in the end one question is raised: who pulls whose leg? With CopStories actress Claudia Kottal!
OFF-Theater, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. March 9-12, 19:30. 21 €. Web
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 Egri Csaba
The World of caves in 3D
Today we are allowed to crawl away! Namely together with the Hungarian speleologist and photographer Csaba Egri who has worked underground for 20 years and now invites to a virtual journey into the most exciting caves of the world. Normally nobody (!) is allowed to enter them, since many of the most beautiful stalactite caves are under strict protection and not open to the public. Luckily, the fascinating rock formations, underground lakes and maybe even one or two bats are coming to light in the 3D slide show today. Jules Vernes would have been happy.
Museum of Natural History, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna. March 9. 18:30. Free entrance. (Museum 10 €). Web
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Calvary festival
For more than 350 years a genuine Lent market was celebrated on the Calvary in Hernals. Unfortunately, this nostalgic-colourful funfair has belonged to the past since 2014. But at least it was turned into the Calvary festival – so, hide your sentimental feelings and join the fray! For almost three weeks, the Easterly decorated Calvary comes up with countless local-cultural events: concerts of Satu (tango meets folk) or the 16er Buam (Wienerlied), daily changing exhibitions in the artist tent and workshops on Easter decoration or “Bamkraxler” painting.
Calvary festival, Kalvarienberggasse / St. Bartholomäusplatz, 1170 Vienna. March 9-27. Free entrance. Web
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Shop of the week 
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PE Schmuckdesign
Petra Exenberger already collected garnet in the Ötztal and amethysts in the Waldviertel when she was a child. The passion remained unchanged and so the former Musical performer has manufactured premium bracelets, necklaces and earrings of genuine gemstones, pearls & Co for 5 years. Now she and her jewels moved to a bright atelier in Hietzing and so we get 10 % off on the entire collection in March! The assortment includes: giant eye-turners, tiger-eye and rose quartz pendants, coral necklaces and – her speciality – “crocheted” stones. Many colours, elaborate cuts and absolutely affordable prices!
PE Schmuckdesign, Altgasse 13, 1130 Vienna. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat till 13:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Lunch Break in the Bakery
The district around the chic design Hotel Daniel has evolved from a strange zone to a nice neighbourhood over the last few years – with the 21er Haus and the new railway station. The equally chic Bakery, which occupies the hotel's whole ground floor like a loft, invites tourists as well as Viennese people to chill, work (free W-Lan) and to eat, of course. As of now, lunch at the hotel can also be recommended: the new “lunch break” concept comes up with a new creative menu every day, from aubergine soup to miso loin of pork. They have fast service, great taste and low prices (only 9,50 €)!
Bakery in the Hotel Daniel, Landstraßer Gürtel 5, 1030 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:30-14:00. Web


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